Womens Entrepreneurship Symposium - Agenda

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium, Shreveport, March 25-26

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Time Agenda Speakers
2:00-2:15 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Cedric B. Glover, Mayor of Shreveport

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Welcome and Conference Overview

Elizabeth L. Dougherty, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Patent Legal Administration, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Peggy Focarino,
Commissioner for Patents, USPTO

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Overview of the USPTO:
An Introduction to Patents and Trademarks
Q.& A.

Valencia Martin Wallace, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Electrical Disciplines
Montia Givens Pressey, Senior Trademark Attorney, USPTO

3:45-4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00-5:00 p.m.

IP Inspiration: Women Who Have Put Their IP To Work
Trap Door Colander
Carol's Daughter®

Lesia Farmer, Independent Inventor
Lisa Price, Trademark Holder

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Red River Room at the Convention Center

Monday, March 26, 2012

Time Agenda Speakers
8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome and
Preview of the Day Ahead

Elizabeth L. Dougherty, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Patent Legal Administration, USPTO

8:45-9:15 a.m.

Intellectual Property and Women Entrepreneurs
1975-2010

Julia Kurnik, Director of Research and Policy, National Women's Business Council, invited

9:15-10:00 a.m.

The USPTO: A Key Component to U.S. Economic Recovery including Outreach to Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, USPTO

10:00-11:00 a.m. Louisiana Universities: Facilitating Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, Associate Dean, Administration & Strategic Initiatives, College of Engineering & Science, Louisiana Tech
Louisiana State Univ., invited
Southern Univ. at Shreveport, invited

11:00-11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.-12:15

Break-out Sessions:
Room 1, Panel 1:
State and Local Resources

Room 2, Panel 2:
Strategies to Leverage IP Assets to Increase Business Growth & Revenues

12:15-1:45 p.m.

Lunch
Keynote Address

U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Taking Your Product To Market -
The Right Way!

From Inventor to Entrepreneur:
Developing and Leveraging Business
Relationships to Drive Growth

Karen Waksman, President, Product for Profit, LLC
Renee Quinn, The Social Media Diva™

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Break-out Sessions:
Room 1, Panel 1:
State and Local Resources

Room 2, Panel 2:
Strategies to Leverage IP Assets to Increase Business Growth & Revenues

4:15-4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Elizabeth L. Dougherty, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Patent Legal Administration, USPTO